Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cape Cod Day Trips

My neighbor and I took a few hours this week to visit the local Heritage Museums and Gardens, located in Sandwich, Massachusetts. It's on Cape Cod but it's also a totally different face of Cape Cod than we usually see. No lighthouses or beaches, but beautiful flowers, shrubs, sweeping meadows, paths around the lake, art exhibits and herb gardens. I've visited many times with my children and with my Girl Scout troop, but never on my own or with only adults. What fun!

There's something for everyone - Hidden Hollow is filled with great hands-on stuff for young kids, the antique car museum is a hit with men (especially older men - the cars are incredible!) And the foliage is unbeatable. The Andrew Wyeth exhibit opens June 6th and should be really interesting. And for those with teens, the Heritage now boasts an adventure course complete with ziplining through the trees!

And don't forget the antique carousel - fun for all ages and much closer than the one on Martha's VIneyard!

For more information visit their website at